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Interview with W. David Marx, Author of <i>Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style</i>

January 18, 2016

Interview With W. David Marx, Author Of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

Whether you’re into prep, denim, or streetwear, W. David Marx’s new book Ametora will have something to say about why…

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When You Arrange, You Fail: Style and the Art of Fairfield Porter

January 14, 2016

When You Arrange, You Fail: Style And The Art Of Fairfield Porter

If that seems like the start of an interminable essay, don’t worry; I mostly want to post some of Mr….

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The Mountain Parka for Lightweight Layering

January 11, 2016

The Mountain Parka For Lightweight Layering

Back in the 1970s, some American college students were transitioning away from the more polished navy-blazer-oxford-button-down look of the previous…

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Dress Code for Power Brunching

January 5, 2016

Dress Code For Power Brunching

How should you dress for power brunching? The NYT has a nice feature on the Four Seasons Restaurant in midtown…

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New Year’s Sprezza-lutions

January 1, 2016

New Year’s Sprezza-lutions

It’s 2016–I’m not going to bore you with a rehashed definition of sprezzatura. OK, maybe I will. Sprezzatura has come…

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A Tailor’s Masterpiece: Himself

December 23, 2015

A Tailor’s Masterpiece: Himself

Charles Homans in The New York Times writes about Georges de Paris, an enigmatic tailor in Washington, D.C. who counted…

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Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

December 9, 2015

Atelier Savas: Making Bespoke Leather Jackets

Few bespoke tailors specialize in casualwear – and for good reasons. Casualwear is a lot more forgiving in terms of…

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Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

December 3, 2015

Reminder: Gordon Parks Was Cooler Than You

You’re probably familiar with the work of Gordon Parks, whether it’s his photography (over a decade documenting America and Americans,…

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Fall Inspiration from Heavy Tweed Jacket

November 12, 2015

Fall Inspiration From Heavy Tweed Jacket

Some fall inspiration from one of my favorite blogs, Heavy Tweed Jacket. Tweed sport coats, oxford cloth button downs, classic…

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10 Fall Essentials: A Playlist

October 21, 2015

10 Fall Essentials: A Playlist

Turtlenecks, corduroy, brogues, OK, we get it; fall clothing is amazing. But I bet you already have plenty of sweaters…

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<i>The French Connection</i> and the Golden Age of the Turtleneck

October 15, 2015

The French Connection And The Golden Age Of The Turtleneck

When you think of the representative wardrobe item from 1971′s The French Connection, you probably think of Popeye Doyle’s (Gene…

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The Amazing World of Japanese Textile Arts

October 14, 2015

The Amazing World Of Japanese Textile Arts

After Jesse posted about our Japanese textile scarves on Monday, I found myself Googling around for more info about boro…

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The Manly Art of Knitting

October 8, 2015

The Manly Art Of Knitting

Scans from The Manly Art of Knitting – a short, 64-page book originally published in 1972 by David Fougner in…

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Fall Inspiration and That Annie Hall Look

October 8, 2015

Fall Inspiration And That Annie Hall Look

Maybe it’s because of the tweed jackets and plaid shirts. Or maybe it’s the soft colors in the cinematography. Whatever…

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Buy Well and Keep Forever

October 5, 2015

Buy Well And Keep Forever

Every time I see a photo of Bruce Boyer, I’m reminded of the importance of looking (and feeling) comfortable in…

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